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Old 09-13-2007, 11:12 PM   #11
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Come on guys fess up don't you like to eat junk food and wash it down with a good cold one, just once in a while
Hey, Dave! See my confession earlier. My sinful admittance of popcorn and beer.
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Hey, Dave! See my confession earlier. My sinful admittance of popcorn and beer.
Popcorn and beer???? My God Katie, you ROCK!
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:21 PM   #13
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Popcorn and beer???? My God Katie, you ROCK!
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

As a matter of fact, I'll be spending an overnight with one of my brothers tomorrow and we might just have the same "gourmet" meal. I'm going to be helping him with a huge yard sale on Saturday, so our dining time tomorrow night may be something less than normal.

P.S. I'm bringing my Whirly-Pop popcorn popper with me just in case.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:46 PM   #14
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I like to go get sushi and sit on the couch, watch a movie, and savor every single bite in my own good time!
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:55 PM   #15
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Last night I savored a 12oz. porterhouse grilled to medium-rare perfection and a big ole roasted baked potato loaded with sour cream right there in front of the tv while watching a baseball game. Don't get me wrong, I'm a socialable enough guy!! But sometimes I want to concentrate on every forkful of a delicious meal without conversation getting in the way!

I'm curious if any of you feel the same way I do and if so, is there a certain time or a certain meal you like to eat alone so you can enjoy it to the maximum??
I'm with you, Mr. Steak! Two or three times a month, I go to my butcher for a rib steak; he knows how I like it cut. A nice baked and whatever veg is fresh, make a good pan sauce, and savor each bite--with a sip of a good red in between.

Since I live alone, I often cook for myself, though I enjoy--and often do--cook for others. I have no qualms about doing a pot roast or a good batch of Bolognese for just me (one can freeze, after all.). Most seafood can be a fast and easily embellished meal. Unless I'm completely knackered, I usually try to make some attempt at a meal that is not just fuel. I find it really does not take much more effort to make a good meal than it does to make humdrum food. I think that, though I love to cook for friends and family, I explore my culinary instincts (as opposed to looking for a predetermined result) most when cooking for myself.
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:12 AM   #16
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I like to go get sushi and sit on the couch, watch a movie, and savor every single bite in my own good time!
elfie! look.... over there!!!!!! <<yoink>> (stealing a piece of hamachi)

lol, i'm the opposite with sushi. for some reason, i like to order the large combo plates and share sushi and sashimi. i guess the larger plates are prettier, and are even better when you get to eat them off a large wooden ship!

when i was single, i used to love getting a large, plain, thin crust, lightly cheesed, herby pizza. top it with a diced raw onion and frank's hot sauce. add a litre and a half of white zin, and a ballgame, and i was in the zone.
i had to try to leave a slice or two for leftovers because it was so good.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:54 AM   #17
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Yes!! Some of my best meals have been alone...

The next time you do the steak. Get a little fresh crab meat, mix it up with some garlic, onion, bread crumbs and egg(basically deviled crab cake mixture), I like a little fresh romano cheese in it too.

After you turn the steak place a glob of the mixture on top of the steak and cover it with aluminum foil. DON'T PEAK!! allow the crab to cook on top of the steak...

YUMMY!!!!!!

If you have extra crab, patty it up, put in on aluminum foil and cook it next to the steak for an extra treat..
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:31 AM   #18
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When the wife's away, I play!
That is when I like to try new ideas and flavors...
and part of the game is to attempt to make just enough
for 1 person!

Sometimes my best friend comes into town and we don our
ChefTel hats ;)! Last time, we made some darn good bulgogi.
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:13 PM   #19
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On the RARE occasions that I eat alone, I don't savor the meal so much as I savor the peace and quiet. With 5 kids, fours of those being boys, meal time around here can get rather hectic, to say the least.

FWIW, Thin Mints have a life expectancy of a couple hours, 1 day, max, here. And they've got to be frozen!
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